Art & utopia

 
 
Sonia de Puineuf - Télégraphes de l\'Utopie - L\'art des avant-gardes en Europe Centrale 1918-1939
2024
French edition
Empire - Books
forthcoming
A wide-ranging discursive study of the cultural geography of the Central European avant-garde between the wars.
L’Art dans la vie - Le constructivisme et le productivisme russe dans les textes
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An anthology of the constructivist movement, bringing together newly translated or previously unpublished writings by artists and theorists, accompanied by numerous illustrations and an extensive critical apparatus: this reference volume sheds new light on the multiplicity and diversity of the approaches of constructivism and productivism in the 1920s-30, and provides a major contribution to the studies of the Soviet avant-garde.
Florence Pazzottu - Frères numains - Discours aux classes intermédiaires
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
forthcoming
A both poetic and political text which supports the French social movement that began on 31 March 2016.
Chantal Guillaume - Fourier ou l\'utopie en réel
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Charles Fourier or utopia as reality.
Vanessa Theodoropoulou - Le Monde en situation - La révolte sensible de l\'Internationale situationniste
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An in-depth historical study of the artistic and political project of the Situationist International (1952-1972).
The Stonewall Nation
2023
English edition
Torpedo
currently out of stock
Edited by artist Sille Storihl, The Stonewall Nation engages the archival remains of a gay colony that a group of gay men wanted to establish in Alpine County in Northern California in the early 1970s.
Bruno Fernandès - Dadakan ! - Nu intègre descendant les préjugés
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Délashiné!
The life and work of the precursor of happening and streaking in Japan, Itoi Kanji (aka Dadakan, 1920-2021): the first comprehensive chrono-biographical study in Western language on the great Japanese Dadaist nudist ascetic, with a rare iconography.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Les femmes selon Charles Fourier
2023
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
Charles Fourier and the origins of feminism.
Louis Ucciani - Avant-garde et contre culture
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Three perspectives (philosophical, sociological and artist's word) on the meaning of the avant-garde, and its relationship to the counter-culture.
Adriano Olivetti - Écrits et discours
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Architecture
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Fondamenta
The first collection of writings and speeches in French by Adriano Olivetti (1901-1960), an Italian entrepreneur and publisher who transformed his writing and calculating machine factory into a laboratory for experimenting with a new model of social, political, and cultural life: a model of "concrete utopia" based on the idea of community and centered on the individual, whose instruments of realization are architecture, urbanism, and design.
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (2 vinyl LP)
2023
Tochnit Aleph
85 minutes collection of previously unpublished recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Performed by Otto Muehl and members of the commune. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Expérimentations fouriéristes – États-Unis, XIXe siècle
2022
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
The diffusion and applications of Fourierist thought in the United States during the 19th century.
René Schérer - Utopies nomades
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Second reading
An essay on the concept of utopia today, more relevant than ever at the time of the economic, social, ecological and intellectual crisis.
Elaine Mayes - Haight-Ashbury Portraits 1967-1968
2022
English edition
Damiani - Photography
59.00 45.00 €
Everyday life on the Haight: previously unseen portraits from the hippie epicenter by the acclaimed documentarian.
Sherill Tippins - Dans le palais des rêves - La vie et l\'époque du légendaire Chelsea Hotel de New York
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A fascinating exploration of the utopian origins and tumultuous 130-year history of the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the world.
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (CD)
2022
Tochnit Aleph
Collection of recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
Sherill Tippins - Dans le palais des rêves - La vie et l\'époque du légendaire Chelsea Hotel de New York
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A fascinating exploration of the utopian origins and tumultuous 130-year history of the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the world.
Training for the Future - Handbook
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Training for the Future is a training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to "pre-enact" alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. This handbook gathers training manuals, interviews, and documentation of the various training camps that took place from 2018 to 2021.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Coopérer, s\'associer
2021
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
A long history of Fourierism in France, Great Britain and the United States, based on the theme of cooperation.
Punk Suprematism
2021
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
Punk Suprematism includes the first English translation of theoretical writings on punk, art, socialism, bureaucracy, and nationalism by Slavoj Žižek, Rastko Močnik, and Zoja Skušek.
Wolfgang Scheppe - Taxonomy of The Barricade - Image Acts of Political Authority in Paris, May 1968
2021
English edition
Nero
currently out of stock
An iconographic taxonomy—researched, conceived, and ideated by Wolfgang Scheppe, also author of the book's final essay—that traces the state and police visual control through almost 500 images from the May 1968 police archives in Paris.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Reiner Schürmann - Reading Marx - On Transcendental Materialism
2021
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Le parti du soleil : Charles Fourier, mille pensées pour l\'écologie
2020
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
Charles Fourier and ecology.
Ingo Niermann - Solution 295-304 - Mare Amoris
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Solution
Against globalization's noxious exploitation of maritime resources, Ingo Nierman provides new practical, technological, and metaphysical scenarios to renew the relationship between men and the sea.
These are Situationist Times! - An Inventory of Reproductions, Deformations, Modifications, Derivations, and Transformations
2020
English edition
Torpedo
An in-depth history of the landmark situationist international periodical edited by artist Jacqueline de Jong from 1962–67. This lavishly illustrated publication features many previously unseen archival material, historical texts and new commissioned contributions.
The Floor Is Uneven - Does It Slope?
2020
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A multidisciplinary anthology—ranging from fiction and photography to academic essays—inspired by the provocative architectural theories of Madeline Gins and Arakawa.
Matt Lock - Suffering Vehicles
2019
no text
Nieves
A series of illustrations depicting automobiles set in a chaotic post-apocalyptic world, inspired by the dystopian aesthetics of the 1980s and 1990s.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Fourier au Japon
2019
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
The reception of Charles Fourier's thought in Japan.
Wilfrid Almendra - Light Boiled like Liquid Soap
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Light Boiled like Liquid Soap is an immersive installation by Wilfrid Almendra featuring radio transmissions and a series of sculptural elements made of copper, plaster, and silicone in various states of dematerialization. Combining found and repurposed materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of retreat to global economies of exchange.
Andrea Pichl -
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
New monograph: an overview of Andrea Pichl's sculptural, drawn and photographic work, with four essays.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Dans l\'orbe du surréalisme – Charles Fourier redécouvert – II. Si grand avec ses faucons et ses étoiles
2018
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
(last copies available!)
Second volume of a special issue devoted to the rediscovery of Charles Fourier's oeuvre by the Surrealists. This volume focuses on André Breton's passionate interest in Fourier, through correspondence (Pierre Naville, Georges Sirot, Jean Gaulmier, Émile Lehouck) and texts by Georges Bataille and Raoul Vaneigem.
Pierre-Jean Giloux - Invisible Cities
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zero2
This first monograph accompanies a series of videos inspired by the Metabolist utopist architecture movement, created in 1959 in Japan. The videos bring together several portraits of Japanese towns, combining digital images with filmed or photographed images of social and urban reality.
Tacet - The sounds of Utopia
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tacet
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.
Revolution Every Day – A Calendar - 1917-2017
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This unique, small format companion to the exhibition “Revolution Every Day” is inspired by the tradition of Soviet tear-off calendars. The book has 365 calendar pages with daily entries featuring a range of images and texts drawn from primary and archival source materials that explore the historical and experiential dimensions of revolution. It presents short essays and original contributions from curators, artists, and scholars, and illustrations of all of the works in the exhibition.
Cahiers Charles Fourier
2017
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Charles Fourier review
Five articles (by René Schérer, Bernard Desmars et Daniel Chérouvrier, Nathalie Brémand, Hélène Guérin, Jérôme Duwa), an unpublished document (a letter from Fourier written in 1834) and a great number of reading notes which demonstrate the significant vitality of the research on Fourier, Fourierism, and utopia.
Mark Thomas Gibson - Early Retirement
2017
no text
Edition Patrick Frey
Mark Thomas Gibson questions the long-lost quest for utopia in the USA through a narrative that brings together the high and low visual languages of painting and comics.
À l\'Ouest toute ! - Travailleuses de Bretagne et d\'ailleurs
2017
French edition
various
An account of a three-year research program focusing on working women's struggles in Britany: the publication provides an overview of the studies and artworks produced within the framework of the program, as well as extracts of lectures and a set of original archives.
Utopia/Dystopia
2017
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Companion book / reader to the eponymous exhibition at MAAT, Lisbon. It features previously unpublished essays on the ongoing transition from the notion of utopia toward its mirror image: dystopia.
Riccardo Giacconi - The Variational Status
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Artist and researcher Riccardo Giacconi investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America. This publication documents his research project and features a series of texts, notes, archives, illustrations, and interviews.
Philippe Cazal - Retour en avant
2017
French edition
Incertain Sens - Artist's books and editions
Eight slogans from the May 68 events in France, in duplex printing (artist's book).
Espace(s) - L\'espace, lieu d\'utopies
2017
French edition
Espace(s)
Observatoire de l'Espace / CNES - Espace(s)
“Space and utopia” issue.
 Élise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky - One head too many / Une tête en trop / Ein Kopf zu viel
2017
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Trilingual monograph investigating five film-projects by the French-German duo. The publication features a series of essays and a high-quality photographic documentation.
Situations, dérives, détournements - Statuts et usages de la littérature et des arts chez Guy Debord
2017
French edition
Art Book Magazine
The use and status of literature and arts in Guy Debord's thought.
Neural - Inconvenient Utopias
2017
English edition
Neural
Near Future Laboratories, Brendan Howell, Julian Priest, Jason Kahn, Robert Pravda, Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska, Liam Young, Cinema Lascado exhibition, Cinnamon Colomboscope 2016, news and reviews in hacktivism, emusic and new media art…
Ingo Niermann - Solution 257 - Complete Love – A novel
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Solution
Set during the 2011 Occupy movement, the tell of a love revolution started by an army of activists willing to bring justice and equality for all on an intimate level.
In the Canyon, Revise The Canon - Savoir utopique, pédagogie radicale et artist-run community art space en Californie du sud
2016
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
The artistic and pedagogical experimentations and the alternative networks developed in California from the late sixties.
Bernadette Mayer - Utopia
2016
French edition
<o> future <o>
A collection of texts defining utopia as a place existing only within the domain of language, Utopia gives a synthesis of historical utopias and a snapshot of the 1970-1980's poetic scene.
Champlitte Jicaltepec/San Rafael
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Misceallenous
Dedicated to the long-lasting ties between Mexico and France, this survey catalogue's common thread is the foundation of a Fourierist-inspired community in Jicaltepec in the 19th century. The historical event interacts throughout the volume with the works of artists questioning the notions of travel, exile, relationships and utopia.
Yona Friedman - Slide Shows (3 books box set)
2016
trilingual edition (English / French / Chinese)
Cneai
Slide Shows is a three-volume box set, with over 1.500 original drawings and texts in which Friedman gives his own personal understanding of the multiple ways of thinking the world through a series of “cartoons.”
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